The Border Junior League which was first played for in 1906 and was last competed for and won by Gala A in 2009/10 is being reintroduced for the 2023/24 season. Seven clubs (Gala, Hawick, Jed-Forest, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles, and Selkirk) will play in the league.
The Border League on behalf of its member clubs held constructive discussions with the SRU over the last 6 months which has led to this exciting outcome. The new League is fully supported by the SRU.
The primary driver for reintroducing the league is to reduce the number of unfulfilled games which unfortunately was a regular occurrence in the previous National League arrangements.
The Border Junior League will significantly reduce the distance teams need to travel for games and with all teams having floodlights increase their ability to mutually agree to play games midweek. All participating clubs are hoping that these new arrangements will assist in both sustaining player retention and developing player recruitment.
All fixtures and results can be found on the SRU website https://fixtures.scottishrugby.org